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The City of Austin Small Business Program offers a comprehensive directory of small business resources offered by local, state, and federal governments and non-profit agencies. Our goal for the City of Austin Small Business Guide is to increase awareness and use of the programs that provide aid in the development of your business. Call 512-974-7800, email or visit our website for information about all our services and resources.

Website Phone Number Description
Austin Zero Waste Alliance (512) 326-5655

AZWA educates about, advocates for, and promotes Zero Waste in Austin by working with the genral public, elected officials, governmental staff, businesses, schools, government councils, institutions, stage agencies, religious organizations, non-profits, the media, citizen and environmental groups, and any other relevant entities to achieve the realization of a sustainable Zero Waste economy in Austin before 2040. The group holds monthly meetings. 

Austin's 2015 Community Diversion Study

The community diversion study is a comprehensive study of all of Austin's commercial and residential recycling, composting, and other diversion activities. The study determined that Austin's community-wide diversion rate in 2015 was approximately 42%.

Better Business Bureau 703.276.0100

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) system in the United States has proven that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation and consumer education. 

City of Austin Public Works Department 512.974.7065

Austin’s designation as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community reflects the Program’s commitment to providing safe, efficient, and accessible bicycle facilities for all residents and visitors. Here, you can see the City’s Bicycle Master Plan, register bicycles, view laws, map your route, explore local groups and more.

Big Medium 512.939.6665

Big Medium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary art in Texas.  Big Medium produces the East Austin Studio Tour, the West Austin Studio Tour, the Texas Biennial, and presents innovative exhibitions throughout the year in the Big Medium Gallery. 

Big Medium provides affordable studio space to artists, and partners with various organizations in Texas to help foster the arts and facilitate an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities. 

BiGAUSTIN 512.928.8010

BiGAUSTIN is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive training services, one-on-one assistance, and loans to individuals who want to achieve self-sufficiency by starting their own business. 

Business & Community Lenders of Texas 512.912.9884

Business & Community Lenders of Texas (BCL) is a nonprofit economic development organization providing business lending, Small Business Administration (SBA) and community development programs. 

Business Success Center 512.933.1983

The Business Success Center provides assistance for new and established businesses in Austin, Texas.

BusinessUSA - Tools & Resources 844.872.4681

A one-stop shop for all federal government tools, resources and information related to business. 

CaFE (

CaFE allows call administrators to streamline every step of the application and review process online.  CaFE was designed for artists and arts administrators by artists and arts administrators to be intuitive, user friendly, and affordable and can be tailored to nearly any call-for-entry process thanks to a robust and flexible management system. Call For Entry provides a listing of national calls for artist opportunities such as exhibitions, public art proposals, scholarships, fellowships and grants.